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Coping with Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Feeling burned out? Can't get certain images out of your mind? What may be happening is something very real called secondary trauma and may be causing compassion fatigue. During this online workshop, we will clearly define what are the signs and symptoms of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue and how to care for self as you are caring for others.

Presented by Kevin Polky

Training provided FREE, courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 02-08-2023 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-08-2023 10:30 am
Cutoff date 02-06-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Nurse Network

The Nurse Network meets quarterly to provide opportunities for school nurses across Illinois to connect, ask questions, discuss, and receive support. Join us and Dr. Sandra Martell, Public Health Administrator for the Winnebago County Health Department, to stay up-to-date on hot topics and get your questions answered!

If you are interested in attending multiple Nurse Network meetings, please register for each one seperately. Zoom links will only be sent out to those who are registered before the day of the event.

Meeting dates:

  • October 5th
  • November 30th
  • February 8th
  • April 5th
Event Date 02-08-2023 3:30 pm
Event End Date 02-08-2023 4:30 pm
Cutoff date 02-06-2023 8:00 am
Individual Price Free

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Community of Practice: Special Educators Cohort

Join us as we explore this month’s high leverage practice/strategy Instruction. In this session, teacher participants will develop an understanding of the practice to benefit diverse learners, explore connections to the Danielson Framework, discuss classroom implementation, and engage in future focused problem solving to support current challenges in special education classrooms.

Online meeting will be hosted by the Regional Office of Education 47. Registration will direct you to their events system.

Event Date 02-08-2023 3:30 pm
Event End Date 02-08-2023 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

School Bus Driver Initial Training

School Bus Driver 8-Hour Initial Course

New Bus Drivers are required to attend an 8-hour training course. Pre-register for this course with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required) at the orange REGISTRATION (GROUP) button below. You must be currently employed by a bus company or school district.
Illinois Professional School Bus Driver Training Curriculum: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/busdriver_trainmanual.pdf

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Note: Even if you are only registering one school bus driver, please select REGISTRATION (GROUP). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any school bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 02-08-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-09-2023 10:00 pm
Capacity 30
Cutoff date 02-06-2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Online Educational Technology Roundtable

An open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. Open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools.

Note that this event will be offered in-person and virtually. You should select your preference when you register under "How Will You Attend?".

Event Date 02-09-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date 02-09-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Everyday IAR

Illinois Assessment of Readiness: three words that bring anxiety and stress to many educators. What if you were given the resources to develop formative and summative assessments that mirror IAR? We will discuss how you can incorporate IAR-style assessments into your curriculum throughout the year so you can avoid the IAR prep that is crammed into the months of February and March. We will explore the "big ideas" behind IAR prep, provide you with resources to make assessment creation easier, and, finally, allow you the time to create your own IAR-style assessments. You already have engaging lessons and ongoing assessments in your classroom, so join us as you modify, borrow, and restructure the excellent work you are already doing to help your students prepare for the IAR test!

Presented by Elizabeth Hand.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 02-10-2023
Event End Date 04-11-2023
Cutoff date 02-08-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Contact Hours 5
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Foundations of Restorative Justice

Participants of this online, self-paced course will learn about the theoretical foundations of restorative justice and understand the value of ritualized relationship building to create a proactive, healthy, and connected culture within their school community. Additionally, explore pratical restorative strategies for classrooms, such as: community building circles, norm-setting circles, restorative conversations, peace circles, and re-entry policies when harm has occurred. If you are new to restorative practices or need additional resources/tools to use with your students, join us!

Materials developed and presented by Kristin McKay from A Just Approach, LLC.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

$25 discounted course rate provided courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 02-10-2023
Event End Date 04-11-2023
Cutoff date 02-08-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

Curriculum Leaders Network

The Curriculum Leaders Network is a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas.  We will support curriculum leaders through collaboration on innovation and best practices. It is co-lead by area curriculum coordinators and the professional development arm of the Boone-Winnebago ROE.

Registration Deadline is 2/13/23 at 8:00am!

Event Date 02-14-2023 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-14-2023 10:00 am
Cutoff date 02-13-2023 8:00 am
Individual Price FREE
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
HR Advisory Group

Are you an HR professional or novice with HR duties? Ever want to phone a friend when you don’t know the answer to a complicated situation, question or concern? If the answer is yes, join us! The HR advisory group is a resource on current issues, trends and topics and an opportunity to collaborate as professionals so we have the right tools and information necessary to support our employees.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jamie Watts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email list and receive the Zoom link. This event is open for HR staff members across all of Illinois and meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Event Date 02-14-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-14-2023 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
SEL Pod

There is a growing need for students to develop self awareness, social skills and emotional intelligence.  Attendees will discuss, learn and share SEL initiatives while gaining immediate strategies for implementation. 

Presented by Heather Hall & Kelly Duncan

Registration fee paid for courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 02-14-2023 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02-14-2023 1:00 pm
Cutoff date 02-10-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Tech Takeout: Librarian Edition

We are excited to bring a new edition of our online course, Tech Takeout, to the world of library science! Learn about educational technology applications that will help your students and staff collaborate in effective and creative ways. Participants will have access to training videos, practice samples, and additional resources for Jamboard, Dotstorming, Padlet, and Flip. Join us for this unique and fun professional learning, including a takeout bundle with two surprise gifts inside -- one courtesy of Nunzio's, Loves Park, IL!

Materials developed and presented by Holly Kelly of the Learning Technology Center of Illinois.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 02-15-2023
Event End Date 04-17-2023
Cutoff date 02-10-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Mindful Foundations

In this self-paced course, participants new to mindfulness will investigate and engage with its pillars, and walk away with focused mindfulness practices that will help manage stress & physical/emotional pain as well as improve attention and communication. After all, in order for us to model mindfulness for our students, we must first practice it ourselves.  This workshop is for K-12.

Presented by Casey Veitch, Professional Learning Director, ROE4+. 

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive 7 PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable!

Event Date 02-15-2023
Event End Date 04-17-2023
Cutoff date 02-10-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Contact Hours 7
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
The Art and Science of Fine Arts Assessment

The Fine Arts play a vital role in our students’ education and our schools. This online course will help ensure your fine arts programs and students thrive by helping you break down the Illinois Arts Standards and implement authentic and effective assessment strategies. The art and science of a balanced assessment plan will help enhance your daily practices and further support your students’ artistic expression and creative growth!

Materials presented by Jonathan Grice, director of Fine Arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

This is a self-paced online course. Participants must complete ALL required coursework within 60 days to receive their PDCs. Partial PDCs will not be awarded. Enrollment registration fee is non-refundable! Participants can also elect to receive 1 graduate credit from the University of St. Francis. Note that participants will need to apply and meet the requirements through the University of St. Francis independently.

 

Event Date 02-15-2023
Event End Date 04-17-2023
Cutoff date 02-10-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $120.00
Contact Hours 12
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC), College Credits Available
School Bus Driver Refresher Training

School Bus Driver 2-Hour Refresher Course

Bus drivers are required to take a 2-hour refresher course each year to keep their permit current. Drivers or their district/company must pre-register here with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required at time of registration).

Course Information:

Drivers MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. Please register in groups of 1-10 participants until the class capacity has been reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phone-in or email registrations are no longer accepted for any bus driver training classes held at ROE 4. Once the class size has reached capacity, no further registrations will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS!
This course is held in the Regional Office of Education Main Training Room, 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. (Addresses of courses held at other locations are as listed in the School Bus Driver Training Schedule). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m. LATE ARRIVALS AND WALK-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. No refunds will be given for no shows or within seven (7) days of this class. 
Event Date 02-15-2023 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-15-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity 35
Cutoff date 02-13-2023 7:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
PL Quick Bites: Ignite Your Classroom with Whole Brain Teaching

Feeling like your classroom needs more engagement? Whole brain teaching can help ignite your students’ excitement to learn and grab all of your students’ attention during lessons. During this PL Quick Bites session, participants will learn some of Chris Biffle’s Whole Brain Teaching techniques and games to transform their teaching and make learning active.

Registration Deadline: 2/17/23 at 12:00pm!

Presented by Ashley Milnes

Participants will also leave with a whole pizza from the community and ROE 4 favorite, Nunzio’s!

Event Date 02-21-2023 4:30 pm
Event End Date 02-21-2023 5:30 pm
Cutoff date 02-17-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $30.00
Contact Hours 1
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

This event was canceled. We are no longer accepting registrations.

Instructional Coaches Network (ONLINE)

This session is ONLINE only via Zoom.

Vince Lombardi, Sheryl Sandburg, Brene Brown, and Ted Lasso: what do all these individuals have in common? While their titles and expertise may be different, they are all coaches - helping those with whom they work become the best versions of themselves. Everyone needs a coach - and who better to support coaches in our school systems than other coaches?

Registration Deadline: 02/23/22 at 8:00 am

Event Date 02-23-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-23-2023 10:30 am
Cutoff date 02-22-2023 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 2
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Co-Teaching Collaborative: Information Session

Co-teaching is a popular and frequently used inclusion service delivery model. However, many schools and systems need support clarifying expectations and designing their co-teaching systems. Also, co-teaching teams may not be properly trained on effective co-teaching strategies. Plus, this training and support can be costly for individual districts. 

Come learn more about ROE 4's Co-Teaching Collaborative, a year-long professional learning strand focused on improving co-teaching system-wide. From leadership and initial partner training to skill-building and on-site partner coaching, this program is designed to ensure the best return on investment to maximize learning for all students. And as a year-long network, participating teachers, specialists, and administrators will be able to connect with and learn from one another. 

 

Event Date 02-23-2023 3:30 pm
Event End Date 02-23-2023 4:30 pm
Cutoff date 02-23-2023
Individual Price Free
Classroom Culture

CPI’s Classroom Culture Training is for school leaders and education professionals interested in fostering a positive culture within their classrooms. This training provides practical techniques to implement consistent and sustainable principles that proactively prevent, or mitigate, the need for de-escalation interventions. Classroom Culture fits effortlessly into your existing behavior management initiatives—providing five core principles that are both easy to adopt as well as implement. Join us for this in-person event, taught by a certified CPI, Classroom Culture trainer.

Registration Deadline: 2/22/23 at 3 pm

Event Date 02-24-2023 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-24-2023 3:30 pm
Capacity 35
Cutoff date 08-01-2023 3:30 pm
Individual Price $65.00
Contact Hours 6
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Bye Bye Bullies: Practices for Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

Emotional stability is the foundation of a healthy school which all begins with strengthening adult culture. This online session navigates the interactions between adults and guides the principles that must be in place for students to learn in safe spaces.

Presented by Dr. Femi Skanes

Registration fee paid for, courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 02-24-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-24-2023 12:00 pm
Cutoff date 02-22-2023 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)
Why Does He Do That? An Examination of Confusing and Problem-Causing Behaviors

Have you ever found yourself asking the question, “Why does he do that?” Do you ever wonder why some of your best techniques work with some kids and not others? In this workshop, we will take the position that all behavior has meaning. And, that it is our job as adults who work with and/or care for young children to figure out what the child’s behavior is telling us. Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways to think about behaviors that are confusing and/or causing problems. We’ll specifically look at the role of emotions in development as well as environmental influences. Participants will be encouraged to understand the ways in which their own personality and temperaments may influence a child to behave in certain ways. There will be something in this workshop for everyone who knows, loves, or works with a child about whom you ask, “Why does he do that?” Come! We’ll laugh as we learn together. Intended for Early Childhood educators.

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Rosinia

Registration fee reduced from $70 courtesy of the Area 2 SEL Hub.

Event Date 02-27-2023 12:00 pm
Event End Date 02-27-2023 3:00 pm
Cutoff date 02-23-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Contact Hours 3
Credit Options Professional Development Credits (PDC)

Fred Kunz Memorial Scholarship

Offered by the Fred Kunz Family through the Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association, the generous endowment of TWO $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students committed to attaining a college degree with teacher certification.
Please click this link for more information.